Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Cross-age peer mentoring for at-risk youth: A grant proposal project
by Davenport, Courtney K., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 74; 1523095
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to develop a grant proposal and identify a potential funding source for the purpose of expanding a cross-age mentoring program to increase school participation and decrease dropout rates of students in one high school and middle school in San Antonio, Texas. The program is designed to target and strengthen non-academic factors such as family connectedness, community involvement, and self-esteem which have been shown to contribute to school dropout rates. An extensive literature review increased knowledge about dropout rates among Hispanics and individuals who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and provided information about evidenced-based mentoring programs that the grant writer then used to design a best-practice program. A search for potential finding sources via the internet resulted in the selection of Kronkosky Charitable Foundation as the best funding source for this project. A grant was then written to support the expansion of a cross-age mentoring program at Harlandale High School and Harlandale Middle School in San Antonio, Texas.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lam, Brian
Commitee: Santhiveeran, Janiki, Tan, Philip
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Middle School education, Social work, Secondary education, Individual & family studies, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Adolescents, Cross-age mentoring, Grant, Latino, Mentors, Peer mentoring
Publication Number: 1523095
ISBN: 978-1-303-20305-3
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